Special guests mark 50 years of The Watermill Theatre

Aled Jones

Singer Aled Jones will join celebrated musical theatre composers George Stiles and Anthony Drewe on Sunday 15 October at 2.30pm for an afternoon of music, laughter and conversation at The Watermill Theatre.

From their early days working at The Watermill on shows such as Honk! and Just So, Stiles and Drewe have developed an international reputation writing songs for numerous hit shows including Mary Poppins, Half a Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows. Aled Jones rose to fame as one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, selling over 6 million records by the time he was 16 years of age. Since then, his career has continued to flourish. His most recent album, One Voice, sat at number 1 in the Classical Chart for 14 weeks and climbed to number 3 in the Official Charts. They will perform a selection of songs along with other special guests, and share insights into their careers and memories of working at The Watermill Theatre at this unique event.

 An Afternoon with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe is one of a series of events hosted by the theatre over the next month, welcoming well-known faces from the theatre’s past and present to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

 George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

Other special events include An Audience With award-winning impressionist actor Alistair McGowan. He will talk about his hugely successful career, recent venture into piano playing and his role in The Watermill’s 50th anniversary production of Under Milk Wood on Wednesday 1 November. On Friday 13 October, David Gollins will return to The Watermill, detailing how and why he personally converted an abandoned mill into a theatre. He will discuss the various stages of the theatre’s development and shed light on the triumphs and challenges that he faced along the way. Both events start at 2pm.

The celebratory programme also features a sold-out event with actress and activist Joanna Lumley on Thursday 12 October. Please call the Watermill Box Office to be added to a waiting list for returned tickets.

All of these very special guests are coming together to celebrate the theatre’s 50th anniversary year and raise funds for The Watermill Theatre, a registered charity.

For more of what’s on in West Berkshire visit www.eatdrinkgreatevents.com/events

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